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Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   304 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1449 comments
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Just Like You This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Feet dangle inches above Tantalizingly taunting … They strive to graze the bicycle’s pedals, Just as my hands strive to emerge From the lemon yellow dress You handed down to me. My slow growth is too far behind Your quick judgment,... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   297 comments
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Hot Coffee This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“Go on, take a sip” $5.00 Starbucks coffee lifts to my lips You watched me with big eyes as I attempted to hide the shock jolting through my body because the mug was too hot. You made me wait ten minutes before drinking again but by... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1 comment
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Red Morning Dawn
The ground painted Red By the sun’s morning ray. The tree’s leaves drift to The ground leaving the tree bare. Warm tender air Glides in a trance across the plane. A spider’s thread dangles in the air Like... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Paralyzed
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I meander down a leafed path through the bare, thick trees that are warped together I linger underneath one in the darkness and ponder the sky through the interstices of the branches The universe we live in is an enigma; it’s hypermagical... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1 comment
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That Diner
The warmth of hot coffee danced on my tastebuds. It was like a extremly hot caffinated shower. When i step out into the open, my mouth senses the coldness of the night. The sight of never ending street lights and gasoline leaks. (more »)
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boyhood indictment
By , louisville, KY
a boy a boy with a dream that’ll never come true because he’s dead, gunned down at the hands of a man made to protect him. a gentle giant murdered by the police on the way to his grandmother’s. no indictment for officer wilson, but... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Loss of life
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I have never understood my need to breathe in till i attempted to fill my lungs and I couldnt Pain in my chest as it rose and fell pin pricks dancing on my esophagus making it hard to breathe hard to see And I never understood my... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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#12
Who Will You Be Remembered As?
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For some it will their wit. For some it will be their impulsiveness to quit. For some it will be because they had the best hit. For some it will be because they had a funny skit. Maybe it’ll be because you’re a flirt.... (more »)
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At the ballet
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Dark at night when people sleep, Across the floor I spin and leap. I like to dream I dance at the ballet, My hallway is like my broadway. One day I danced so long my toes were bleeding, but I kept going because I was breathing. I... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads   1 comment
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Hope is a Flower
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Hope is a small flower that only grows in drought In fire In storms Alone and weak Yet so strong Through winds and tumults that threaten to undo it Hope is a small flower that blossoms without sunlight Without water Without love... (more »)
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Will Any One Ever Really Know?
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Ever just stare at sea? Ever wonder whats under there you don't know about? It looks so peaceful But you never know the fish can look at you and say the same (more »)
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Vagabond
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Doomed to die a daring death Different from deceit Forced to take a final breath When life was incomplete Packed bags and left the city Wound up on the street Lost from days when life was pretty But she won’t admit defeat Followed a... (more »)
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